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Re: temperature wire [Re: Bradw1876] #913836 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:10 PM
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Brad, that "solid wire" is a very fine tube with a hole about the size of a pin, because the end gets "mushed" when the end is broken off you can't see the "hollow", this is a vbery common situation with the mechanical style gauges - a wire would be plastic coated like the rest of the wires in the truck, and you'd only have an electric gauge if someone recently replaced it

edit: that fitting is a temperature sender from the engine which is where a later-than-1950 electrical style gauge would connect
[and here's a working link]

Bill

Last edited by red58; Tue Jan 22 2013 09:14 PM.

"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
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Re: temperature wire [Re: Bradw1876] #913838 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:13 PM
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Brad,

Is that electrical sender the one that you want to use in your engine?

Do you have a gauge that works with an electrical sender?


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: temperature wire [Re: Bradw1876] #913839 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:13 PM
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...your pic ...

That's an electrical sensor
but the gauge you describe is mechanical.
Is there a temp gauge bolted to the bottom of your dash?


Re: temperature wire [Re: tclederman] #913846 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:24 PM
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I assume the guage works with the electrical sender. Not sure a way to tell.... If i have to replace the whole unit, I don't mind going back to a mechanical one. I think the issue surrounds the guages on at 58-62 are different than for the 50 gauges that I have...

Any advice.

Thanks for everyones help btw!


1950 Chevy 3600
Re: temperature wire [Re: Bradw1876] #913850 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:30 PM
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can you post a pic of your head where the sensor attaches?

you may be able to use a original type mechanical gauge with the adapter Tim linked earlier.

I would get a 220 gauge with your 235

Re: temperature wire [Re: DADS50] #913859 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:48 PM
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Re: temperature wire [Re: Bradw1876] #913864 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:54 PM
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Here is the NAPA part number for the adapter if you choose to use a mechanical sensor.

...pic...

wait for others to confirm if that will work. My 234 is a 54 and the sensor fits without an adapter. I'm not familiar with your year.



Re: temperature wire [Re: DADS50] #913868 Tue Jan 22 2013 09:58 PM
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Thanks Dad. I will wait to see what the others say.


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Re: temperature wire [Re: Bradw1876] #913873 Tue Jan 22 2013 10:04 PM
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Brad,

You appear to have an electrical sender attached to an electrical gauge.

Do you have 6v or 12v battery?

If you are asking how/where to connect the broken wire from your gauge, attach it to the post on the top of that sender in your head.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: temperature wire [Re: Bradw1876] #913874 Tue Jan 22 2013 10:06 PM
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yes, the gauges from 56 up are electrical, if your 1950 truck has the original mechanical gauge, the 'built in' sender end needs to go in the hole where that electrical sender is - what's it look like under the dash? an electrical gauge will have terminals on the back with wires attached, a mechanical gauge will have the capillary tube 'built in', not removeable on that end either

Bill


"When we tug a single thing in nature, we find it attached to the rest of the world" ~ John Muir
"When we tug a single thing on an old truck, we find it falls off" ~ me
Some TF series details & TF heater pics
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